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Very Short Introductions #42: Paul: A Very Short Introduction

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Missionary, theologian, and religious genius, Paul is one of the most powerful human personalities in the history of the Church. E.P. Sanders, an influential Pauline scholar, analyzes the fundamental beliefs and vigorous contradictions in Paul's thought, discovering a philosophy that is less of a monolithic system than the apostle's convictions would seem to suggest. This volume offers an incisive summation of Paul's career, as well as his role in the development of early Christianity. Both lucid and judicious, it is the most compelling short introduction to Paul now available.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

E.P. Sanders is a Professor of Religion at Duke University.

Table of Contents

1. Paul's mission

2. Paul's life

3. Missionary strategy and message

4. The return of the Lord and the resurrection of the dead

5. Theological presuppositions: monotheism and providence

6. Righteous by faith and being in Christ: Galatians

7. Righteous by faith and being in Christ: Romans

8. Christology

9. The law

10. Behaviour

11. The salvation of Israel and of the world: Romans 9-11

Notes on sources

Further reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854513
Author:
Sanders, E. P.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, E. P.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Paul
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Discipleship
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Theology | History of Christianity
Subject:
Religion and Theology | History of Christianity
Subject:
Discipleship
Subject:
Religion & Theology | History of Christianity
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Edition Description:
Bibliographic essay: p. 153-156.
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
FS-046-0142
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 halftones
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.00x4.46x.41 in. .35 lbs.

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